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fine motor skill

Any of the motor skills that require greater control of the small muscles than large ones, esp. for hand-eye coordination or for precise hand and finger movement. Fine motor skills include handwriting, sewing, and fastening buttons. Most movements require both large and small muscle groups, and there is considerable overlap between fine and gross motor skills, but distinguishing between the two is useful in rehabilitation settings, special education, adapted physical education tests, motor development tests, and aptitude tests in industry and in the military .
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conclusion; basic manual dexterity is not essential in the selection of dental students, because these skills can be improved through incremental learning and extra practice.
The Purdue Pegboard test, used to assess fine manual dexterity (Tiffin and Asher, 1948), was performed prior to exercise (baseline), immediately after the first half of exercise, post-cooling and immediately after the second half of exercise (all in the heat).
In the Grab Game, the objective is to workboth the muscle tension and distension on the hands and fingers (i.e., flexion and extension), unilateral and bilateral gross motor coordination, and gross manual dexterity due to the grabbing gesture.
Manual dexterity in children with dyskinetic CP varied from levels II--V, whereby the majority were classified at level III (33.3%) or IV (33.3%), as shown in Table 3.
It was his homage to the manual dexterity of artisans who sculpt and make papier mache animals in Paete, Laguna.
A good exercise to improve manual dexterity is to hold a tennis or golf ball in your hand and use your fingers to rotate it.
The next man up dealt with printers for a living - but when his girlfriend, who worked for Argos, came up to join them, with Nina now jumping between voices for three, it was a masterclass in spontaneous wit, manual dexterity and keeping your mouth shut at the right moments.
This study used two of the four composites: Fine Manual Control (which includes Fine Motor Precision and Fine Motor Integration), and Manual Coordination (which consists of Manual Dexterity and UpperLimb Coordination).
Dental hygiene programs also use non-cognitive variables for admissions requirements such as manual dexterity or psychomotor skills testing.
Encourages manual dexterity and the learning of cause and effect.
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